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4 Ways To Go Green on Your Campus

Being a college student can not only be expensive, but it can be very wasteful as well. The plastic water bottles you bring to class each day and the paper cup full of coffee you throw away can add up each day and each semester.

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Make your campus a cleaner place when you go green. (Credit: Civic Arts Project)

Our generation can make a difference in the environment now, and here are some ways you can do this on your campus: Read more

5 Things To Do When You Owe Taxes

For many college students, living with debt is just a fact of life. But when you owe money with your federal tax return, things can get serious fast. The tax return deadline this year is April 18, 2017, and you have until then to figure out how to pay what you owe. If you don’t satisfy the payment requirements, you could find your wages garnished.

Here's to hoping you don't have to owe taxes. (Credit: Pexels)

Here’s to hoping you don’t have to owe taxes. (Credit: Pexels)

But it doesn’t have to go that far if you take action. Here are some tax tips for what you can do when you owe Uncle Sam. Read more

7 Study Tips To Help You Ace Your Midterm Exams

I don’t know about you, but I always seem to psych myself out while preparing for midterm exams. And I assume I’m not the only person who stresses out about how to study before midterm exams.

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Yes, you can ace your midterm exams! (Credit: Pexels)

Here are some effective study tips to help you ace your midterms. Read more

6 Valentine’s Day Ideas For College Students

“Wuv, twue wuv!” So says the Impressive Clergyman in the cult favorite film The Princess Bride. Spending Valentine’s Day at college can be an exciting time.

Show your love for everyone on Valentine's Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Show your love for everyone on Valentine’s Day. (Credit: Pexels)

Whether you’re single, in a relationship, or have a crush on someone, there is so much to do and many ways you can celebrate the holiday on college campus, off campus, on a budget, with friends, or alone. Here are some Valentine’s Day ideas and tips for college students. Read more

Make Income Tax Filing Easy With These 3 Tips

Part of being an adult involves filing and paying your income tax. Tax rates for college students tend to be low because their income tends to be low. Your federal tax refund may be large or small depending on income, withholding and filing status.

Don't let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Don’t let stress get to you when filing your tax return. (Credit: Huffington Post)

Income tax e-filing is the safest way to file your tax return. Payment of income tax, if you end up owing, is another matter. Still, there are ways to take the stress out of tax time. Read more

It’s Cold Outside… So Let’s Warm Up!

Temperatures are dropping across the country as winter weather sets in. For some college students, this may be your first encounter with truly frigid temperatures or snow.

Survive the cold with our great tips. (Credit: Liberty Mutual)

Survive the cold with our great tips. (Credit: Liberty Mutual)

I’ve got some DIY how to tips for surviving the cold and keeping you warm and toasty. Read more

6 New Year’s resolution ideas for college students

Like other people this time of year, college students are making their New Year’s resolutions for improving college life and academics and for setting goals for the New Year.

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

What resolution ideas do you have for 2017? (Credit: Happy New Year SMS)

Here’s are DIY suggestions for making changes for a new year. Read more

Best ways to use (or not use) social media

I don’t know about you, but lately I find that I spend way too much time on social media. That would be okay if it helped me in school, starting a career or to get a job, but it’s mostly recipes and cat videos. At least I’m not hooked on games like Pokémon GO, I tell myself.

Take advantage of social media to help with your future career. (Credit: Jumpshot)

Take advantage of social media to help with your future career. (Credit: Jumpshot)

Is social media all a waste or is it helpful, too? I think that depends on how you use it. Read more

The coffee nap life hack: Fact or fiction?

If something sounds too good to be true, it usually is. So when I first read about the coffee nap last week, I thought, this is one of those life hacks that’s totally proven false. But is it fact or fiction?

Does the coffee nap work for you? (Credit: Daily Mail)

Does the coffee nap work for you? (Credit: Daily Mail)

The jury is out about whether naps are good for you or whether they just mess up your sleep cycle (two recent CengageBrain posts weigh in with opposite perspectives there!), but it seems that scientists have come to a conclusion about whether or not the coffee nap actually works. College students in need of more sleep: read on! Read more

How will the demise of Vine affect college students and social media?

For four years, Vine has delighted many college students with its six-second loops. But the video app is being shuttered by parent company Twitter. Many are wondering if the next social media app to go will be Twitter, especially after the company also announced job cuts.

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

What do you think about the departing of Vine? (Credit: CNN Money)

Let’s take a moment to mourn Vine and prepare for what lies ahead in the world of social media. Read more